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2018 Holden Commodore spied in Melbourne - UPDATE
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6th Mar 2017
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2018 Holden Commodore spied in Melbourne - UPDATE

Update - More images of the new Holden Commodore have been submitted. See bottom of article for details The all-new 2018 Holden Commodore, a localised version of the new Opel Insignia revealed for Europe late last year, has been spied in Australia this week. Caught by CarAdvice reader Matthew, who could snap only one shot before traffic intervened, this prototype is likely in the country for evaluation and ride tuning before the new Commodore's official launch next year.
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Mike Stevens
Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear
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6th Mar 2017
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Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear

Mercedes-Benz will recall around 1 million vehicles across various model lines, after numerous reports of engine fires as a result of a faulty fuse. According to a report published by industry journal Automotive News, parent company Daimler announced the recall after 51 fires were reported - the majority being in the USA. Several model lines are affected, including C-Class, E-Class, CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles produced from 2015 through 2017.
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James Wong
Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok
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4th Mar 2017
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Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok

Volkswagen Australia continues to push for better safety features in its Amarok ute, as the company counts the cost of missing the latest safety tech. The Volkswagen Amarok doesn’t have the benchmark level of safety assistance tech that rivals such as the Ford Ranger do. For example, the Ranger has a pre-collision warning system, not to mention lane-keeping assistance and blind-spot monitoring – the Amarok misses out on all of that.
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Matt Campbell
Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand sees buyers pay over the odds
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4th Mar 2017
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Volkswagen Amarok V6 demand sees buyers pay over the odds

A buyer of a Volkswagen Amarok V6 paid 107 per cent of the car’s retail price at auction, and it was a company demonstrator with some kays on the clock. The car in question was a Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate, which sold for $73,250 – a solid premium over the $68,990 list price of the new car. Volkswagen Australia commercial vehicles director Carlos Santos said the new V6 ute has brought unprecedented interest.
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Matt Campbell
Volkswagen Amarok Canyon to return with V6 power
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3rd Mar 2017
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Volkswagen Amarok Canyon to return with V6 power

The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon is set to return to the brand’s line-up, with the facelifted version expected to bring a V6 drivetrain at a new, lower price point. The off-road-focused Volkswagen Amarok Canyon isn’t likely to be as powerful as the high-end Highline and Ultimate models, though.
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Matt Campbell